It may just be the end of August and children around the UK are still settling into their new school year but it’s never to early to think about sending those Christmas parcels off to friends and family abroad.
The Royal Mail deliver our Christmas cards and parcels around the globe and to ensure they are received in time, they publish their last posting dates for Christmas. Take a look below to find out when those all important cards and gifts need to be posted.
Last Postage Dates for Christmas 2017:
International Services: International Economy (surface)
Wednesday 27 September: All non-European destinations except Middle East, South Africa, Far East, the USA, Canada
Thursday 28 September: Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong and Singapore)
Thursday 12 October: South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA and Canada
Thursday 02 November: Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland
Thursday 16 November: Western Europe –
International standard (Airmail) and international tracked and signature services:
Saturday 02 December: Africa, Middle East
Wednesday 06 December: Cyprus, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Thursday 07 December: Caribbean, Central and South America
Saturday 09 December: Greece, Australia, New Zealand
Wednesday 13 December: Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Thursday 14 December: Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Friday 15 December: Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland
Saturday 16 December: Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg
British Forces Post Office (BFPO):
Monday 27 November: Airmail to Operational BFPOs
Monday 11 December: Airmail to Static BFPOs
Wednesday 20 December: Second Class
Thursday 21 December: First Class
Thursday 21 December: Special Delivery
Friday 22 December: Special Delivery Saturday Guaranteed
Royal Mail Tracked:
Wednesday 20 December: RM Tracked 48
Thursday 21 December: RM Tracked 24
Tip: Print out the Royal Mail’s Last Postage Dates for Christmas 2017 above and keep it on hand so you’ll never need to worry about your cards and gifts not arriving on time.
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